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High Porosity materials as volumetric receivers for solar energetics

Fend, Thomas (2010) High Porosity materials as volumetric receivers for solar energetics. Optica Applicata, 40 (2), pp. 271-284. Wroclav University of Technology.

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This paper gives a brief overview on the research activities of the Solar Technology Department of the German Aerospace Center on porous materials for Solar Tower Technology. Firstly, a brief introduction to Solar Tower Technology is given. Then, the function of the central component of tower technology, the volumetric air receiver, is described in detail and examples are given as well as experimental results of receiver tests. In a further chapter results of numerical studies are presented, which have been carried out to characterize air flow stability in receiver systems. Approaches presently used to model the interior temperatures of the receiver are described. Later, spin-off applications like particle filters or cooling systems are presented, which are dominated by similar physical phenomena and which can be treated with the same experimental and numerical methods. Finally, information about the Jülich Solar Tower is given, the first test power station which makes use of the solar air receiver technology.

Document Type:Article
Title:High Porosity materials as volumetric receivers for solar energetics
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Journal or Publication Title:Optica Applicata
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 271-284
Urbanczyk , Waclaw UNSPECIFIED
Popiolek-Masajada, AgnieszkaUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Wroclav University of Technology
Keywords:solar tower technology, porous materials, volumetric air receiver, concentrating solar power
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:E SF - Solar research (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Applikationsentwicklung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Fend
Deposited On:21 Jan 2011 15:21
Last Modified:04 Apr 2013 16:27

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